Facebook Shuts Down Lifestage App Dedicated To Teens:- As per media reports, Facebook has shutdown its standalone social networking application, Lifestage. The app was released a year ago for high schoolers.
Not many people know about this Snapchat-like app as only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it. According to a report, Lifestage was intended to help teens find and connect with other classmates who went to their school. But it never seemed to become popular in any sense and had huge privacy issues as well.
“There was no way to actually enforce the 21-and-under rule and all Lifestage content was always public and viewable by everyone, inside and outside your school,” the report noted.
The users were supposed to use the app to share selfies and videos that all of their classmates could watch instead of sending direct private messages. On August 4, the Snapchat-like app was removed from the App Store and it had not been updated for months. During its short lifespan, it never figured on the App Store’s top charts.
“We originally launched Lifestage to make it easier for teens in the US to connect with others at their school by creating a video profile with content for all of things that make up their identity,” the report quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying.
A 20-year-old Facebook employee Michael Sayman, created the app. To help teens find and connect with other classmates who went to their school, the app was created.